The element šbn, Sheben, which occurs in various Hebrew personal names, may be theophoric. From the limited evidence available, it is likely that a divinity Sheben was known in Levantine culture. If so, all that is known of the god for the time being is its name.
A Neopunic inscription on a sepulchre from Sardina (CIS I, 152) lists as one donor ʿbdmlqrt [b]n bdʾ [b]n ʾḥšbn, ‘Abd-Melqart, [s]on of Bodo, [s]on of Ahsheben’. It has been observed (S. Harris, A Grammar of the Phoenician Language [Ne…